For the last few years, I’ve been doing one of these “best of” the year series of posts as a way to tip my hat to the best of the best of the past year … and begin looking forward to the new year, as well. I love looking back and picking out my favorites and thought it would be fun to open it up for others to join. So … I’ll be doing that from now until the end of December. Interested in joining? Check out the sign-up post.
I know the old adage says you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I’m totally guilty of doing just that. I’m a little bit of a cover snob, if I’m being totally honest, but I think it comes with the territory of doing graphic design work. Regardless, I like a wide variety of covers and I think my list below illustrates that perfectly. I’ve got a little bit of everything on there this year.
For a little extra added fun this year, I asked some of my favorite authors to join me in the Top 10 of 2017 celebration. I’m VERY excited to have Christine Manzari with me today. She’s talking about HER favorite book covers of the year AND she has an awesome giveaway for you.
I can’t think of a more perfect cover for this book. It’s the perfect mix of music and road and the colors are gorgeous. Such a beautiful book — inside and out.
Colleen’s covers are always so interesting and do such a great job of capturing the vibe of the book. They’re unique and I appreciate that. Without Merit’s cover is no exception.
I absolutely adore the covers for Sarah Morgan’s From Manhattan with Love series. It’s probably because I’m borderline obsessed with NYC. This one is probably the best yet, though. There’s just so much to love — the holiday vibe and the snow and the taxis and the colors. Gorgeous.
Talk about another perfect cover for the story inside. It’s even prettier in the paperback version, too.
This is, hands down, the most romantic book cover on my list this year. The colors grabbed me the very first time I saw it and the couple gives me feels. I love it so much.
OMG this cover is a work of art. I neeeeed to get a print copy so I can lovingly run my fingers over it and see just how gorgeous it is in print.
This is definitely one of the more simple covers on my list, but it’s just so freaking perfect for Ash’s story and the conclusion of this series. It fills me with all the feels whenever I see it.
This cover is just plain gorgeous. There’s not much else to say.
Ok, the guy is attractive but that’s not what I love most about this cover… it’s the art and detail. This is another one I need in print so I can fully appreciate it.
I mean, I had to include ONE cover with a seriously hot guy on it, right? Would you expect anything less?
When I thought about which author I wanted to include in today’s post, it was basically a no-brainer. Christine Manzari is not only an amazing author — for real, her Hearts of Stone series is THE BEST — but she’s a book lover who has an absolutely gorgeous Instagram feed. Her bookstagram photos are some of the best I’ve ever seen. It was her love of books and her eye for art that made her a natural fit for this topic. Without further ado…
CHRISTINE MANZARI’S FAVORITE COVERS OF 2017
A huge thanks to Christine for the giveaway!
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What are some of your favorite book covers of 2017?
Did any of your picks make my list?
Leave it in the comments!